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hey, jessica, jerry neumann with a policy question. jerry, how are you doing? fine, i just got a little fender bender. oh, jerry, i'm so sorry. i would love to help but remember, you dropped us last month. yeah, you know it's funny. it only took 15 minutes to sign up for that new auto insurance company but it's taken a lot longer to hear back. is your car up a pole again? [ crying ] i miss you, jessica! jerry, are you crying? no, i just, i bit my tongue. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. state farm. hello, i'm j.c. hayward. thanks for being with us. president obama goes to north carolina today to rally support for his jobs program. danielle nottingham says it is the latest stop of the president's multi-state tour. >> reporter: president obama will try to drum up support for his jobs bill in raleigh, north carolina, today. he's urging congress to pass
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his american jobs act. >> instead of just talking about helping american job creators, let's actually do something to help america's job creators. let's pass this bill right away. >> reporter: the president will tour a small manufacturing plant that he says would benefit from his proposal. >> it will provide tax relief for every worker and small business in america and it will not add to the deficit. it will be paid for. >> reporter: the recession has hit north carolina hard. unemployment there is stuck above 10%. 1% higher than the national average. president obama won north carolina in 2008, the first time the state went for a democrat in 30 years. the white house insists his trip is about job creation, not politics. but republicans here on capitol hill are questioning that. >> this is largely a campaign proposal and not about getting our economy going. >> reporter: republicans don't like how the white house proposes to pay for the plan by
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closing tax loopholes for big corporations and limiting tax deductions for well off americans. >> we see permanent tax increase put into effect in order to pay for temporary spending. >> the latest census numbers show one in six americans now living below the poverty line. challenging both sides to reach a deal that will turn around the economy soon. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. president obama could face opposition from democrats because according to "the new york times," next week, the president will call for $500 billion in cuts to programs like medicare and medicaid. republican bob turner captured the ninth congressional seat in new york. that's the seat formally held by democrat anthony weiner. turner ran a campaign against the white house. and it is the first time a republican has ever been elected to the house from that district. in baltimore, it virtually looks like mayor stephanie
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rawlings blake will have a full term in office. she beat a crowded field in yesterday's democratic primary and with no serious republican challenger, it assures blake a victory in november. new airport security screening policies for children 12 years old and under are now in place. those children would no longer have to remove their shoes at checkpoints or be subject to pat-downs. authorities want to do away with pat-downs that involve touching children's private areas. some lawmakers would like to see the changes take place immediately. the senate hearing homeland security secretary janet napolitano suggests that a measured methodical approach is the way to go. >> we need to move on a deliberate pace but a careful pace. our adversaries are very determined. >> pilot programs are already in place and several airports around the country.
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right now, thousands of tsa officers are being trained on how to conduct the new screenings for children. prince george's county police are investigating an early morning homicide. it began around 12:30 this morning on garrett avenue near yates road in beltsville. police responded to a report of a shooting. and when they arrived at the house on garrett avenue, they found a man who had been shot several times. he was taken to a local hospital where he died. police tell 9news now that the shooting stemmed from some kind of fight inside the home. the victim's name has not been released. a 26-year-old mother of four was shot and killed in front of her 10-year-old son this morning. sky 9 was over the scene of the murder in the parking lot of the victim's laurel apartment complex just after 8:00 this morning. later, the suspect, apparently shot and killed himself while sitting in a car parked behind
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a nearby nursing home. police say the mother and her son were confronted as the mother was getting into her car on shiloh court. the boy was not injured. authorities have not released the names in the case or information on possible links between the people involved. an activist group says that there is evidence that workers were told to destroy evidence of contamination at a maryland army base. the people living near the base say that the contamination has caused hundreds of people to get cancer. this all is happening around fort detrick, maryland. surae chinn reports. for years, cancer victims have been fighting for their cause and fighting for their lives. now, they say they have specific evidence saying there was an alleged cover-up at fort detrick. debra cross talked with 9news now before she died of cancer last november. >> my left kidney was totally
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-- one big tumor. and then they saw it had metastasized. my daughter passed away two years ago from a brain tumor. >> reporter: a second daughter has fought cancer. the cross family lives near fort detrick area b, a known area with a history of contamination. some families believe there is a cancer cluster in the frederick army garrison but fort detrick says there's been no proof of wrong doing and a spokesperson says they're working closely with state and local health officials and are in full support of a year-long study expected to be released in early october. maryland senator c. anthony muse is asking for a congressional investigation. >> 1300 families we can count for through studies that have been affected within a certain area, within a certain radius of the fort detrick area. >> reporter: the activist group says they have affidavits from fort detrick workers who say they were ordered to destroy evidence. while it may be too late for some victims, this new lawsuit
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may be the answer some families have been looking for. surae chinn, 9news now. fort detrick has spent millions of dollars to clean up pollution since 1992. they have not denied that there are slightly higher than average levels of contamination in the residential water wells. but they do not believe there was any wrongdoing. the man who represented casey anthony says he's been hired to help the gaithersburg businessman, gary giordano. fox news reports that jose baez is already interviewing witnesses in aruba. giordano is being held in aruba in connection with the disappearance of his travel companion, robyn gardner of frederick. prosecutors say that they believe giordano killed gardner. giordano denies he did anything wrong and he says that gardner vanished while the two were snorkeling. it appears the attorneys for brittany norwood may have
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missed their chance to pursue an insanity defense. she's the yoga shop employee charged with killing her coworker last march. investigators believe that norwood killed jayna murray inside the lululemon shop to cover up a theft. a judge in the case had set a september 12th deadline for norwood's attorneys to file plans for an insanity defense. however, court records show that nothing was filed. the percentage of americans living in poverty has reached its highest level in more than 50 years. this afternoon, at the raburn house building, the out of poverty caucus will respond to these new census findings. one in six americans or 46 million people are now living below the poverty line. last year, that was defined as a family of four with a maximum yearly income of $22,000. >> it is important that we try to take whatever steps we can
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to help get things back on track and certainly cut back the programs that help the lowest income americans won't make things better any time soon. >> there is another alarming figure, the number of americans without health insurance has gone up to 50 million people. that was taken before the implementation of president obama's healthcare reforms. still to come on 9news now at noon, the doctor is in. coming up in a few minutes, we'll go live to los angeles and we're going to have a conversation with dr. phil. he's now a part of our afternoon line-up. but first, find out what is behind a toxic situation brewing in the chesapeake bay.
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residents in northern virginia affected by last week's flooding are being told to wait on governor bob mcdonnell before federal money can come in for the cleanup. prince william county board of supervisors chairman cory stewart, told flood victims to contact congressman jerry connelly. connelly, in turn, said nothing can be done until the governor asks the president to issue a disaster declaration. presidents living in -- residents living in the huntington section of fairfax county will pete tonight
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because they want to know what's being done to protect them from another flood. 200 people were evacuated last friday. it is the second time in five years cameron run flooded and congressman jim moran says there's not enough money to rebuild a pumping station to prevent another flood. we would like for you to check out this situation in the chesapeake bay. acres of debris floating in the water. it all came down the water shed from the patuxent and the susquehanna rivers. the maryland natural resources department says some of it is toxic. there's nothing they can do to scoop it out. >> howard has the forecast coming up. >> j.c., feeling real good out here this noontime. we're going into the 80s today. but don't get used to it. got some much cooler weather on the way. that could help with the energy counts because the update has come in today. not good news for trees and grass. weeds and mold spores are
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high. big changes when we return.
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it is one of the most anticipated interviews of the year. dr. phil continues his exclusive interview with cindy and george anthony today at 4:00. and of course, they're talking about their granddaughter,
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caylee anthony's death. dr. phil is joining us now from los angeles. thank you for being with us. what is the most revealing information that they gave you in that long interview? >> well, you know, i talked to these folks for nine and a half hours, j.c. and today, people are going to hear some very nitty-gritty answers and there will be a lot of surprises in there, actually. today, i asked them point- blank, do you or do you not believe that this child drowned and if you don't believe she drowned, then how did she die? around the answer -- and the answers, i think, are compelling and shocking. people need to hear them and this is a point in the interview where cindy looks at gorge and says in three years i've never heard that come out of your mouth. he needed to say what he says today. he needed to get that said whether she likes it or whether she doesn't. i also talked to george today about his suicide attempt because a lot of people feel like he may have done that out
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of guilt for his involvement in caylee's death. i go through this line by line. i know that it is difficult and torturous for him but he needed to do that as well. i talked to them about how they think that child remains got into the woods. that has been glossed over. do they acknowledge that their daughter had to take this child to the woods, dig a hole, wrap her in her winnie the pooh blanket, cover her up and days later, be dancing in a hot body contest with a big smile on her face. we talk about those things today and it is hard-hitting and they do respond to the questions. >> can i ask you, do you think their daughter killed caylee? >> well, j.c., i'm not going to make that declaration at this point. i appreciate the question but i want people to watch these interviews and i want them to hear what these people that were closest to this child and to their daughter have to say
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and let them make up their minds about that. i will answer that question but i don't think i want to answer it right now. >> we thank you for sharing these moments with us, dr. phil, of course. you can see the entire interview. it is going to be something you don't want to miss. dr. phil show begins at 4:00 p.m. right here on channel 9. howard has the forecast. rain. >> rain. some rain. here and there. this afternoon, couple of showers pop up. as we head into tonight and especially tomorrow, cold front comes this way. pretty strong one. that will give us a few showers. it will take summertime heat we have now and bring us right to fall. especially by the time we head toward friday. here is a look at your day planner for the rest of the afternoon and evening. get ready for a warm one. mid to upper 80s out there. by 3:00, we could be pushing 87 degrees. sunshine, south winds at 7. isolated storms popping this afternoon. 86 at 5:00. 3 at 7:00. by 9:00, we're still on the
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warm side at 80 degrees. south winds at 6. we won't see 80s for awhile after today. maybe a long while. satellite and radar, pretty quiet. we have a couple of clouds up to the north in pennsylvania. right now, other than a few clouds off the ridge tops there, west of culpepper, we've got a very sunny, quiet atmosphere. already 85 in andrews. 86 in leesburg and tappahannock and fredericksburg. easton and pax river at 84. winds coming off the water a little bit. they're only 81. it feels like 84. did you notice the muggies? with a dew point in the upper 60s. the humidity has come back. relative humidity, 65%. gotta show you temps because got a big contrast in seasons with the summertime, 80s all the way in the south here. look at bismarck, 48. minneapolis, 52. lots of 30s in north dakota and northern minnesota, a sign of some of the fall air coming down. it is all coming down behind
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this storm in canada, just north of lake superior. with many showers across missouri headed in toward the ohio valley. some of this moisture will try to get toward us. a lot of it gets rung out in the mountains. we'll get a few showers out of this. this storm with the clouds diving south, this brings the colder air down across the lower 48 or at least the great lakes as we go through the next few days. today, we're out ahead of it. no real problems. the future cast showing -- try to get a couple of showers generated. we're doing a little bit here east of us. as we go through the afternoon, you'll notice a few areas of green basically north and west. those would be your isolated afternoon showers. tonight, somewhat quiet although out to our west and northwest as you get west of 81, western maryland, west virginia, we can't rule out a passing shower. tomorrow morning, front number one. it is waiting for the reinforcing shot to come through tomorrow night. by midday, now we're looking at some isolated showers. that will be the case for the afternoon.
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a few showers. storms possible. more so south as we head toward the late afternoon. decent amount of clouds tomorrow. it won't be nearly as pretty as it is today. the clouds will break by friday morning. looks like it will be a really cool start. 50s in town. might be some 40s north and west. during the day on friday, a few clouds from time to time will be coming through us. with the cool air in place, we'll replace the mid and upper 80s with upper 60s to near 70. 15 to 20 degrees cooler than what we're looking at right now. by the way, maria, still a tropical storm in the atlantic. it will miss bermuda and head toward the north and not be a problem. upper 80s today. 60s tonight. tomorrow, a brisk north wind. 77. couple of showers there. cooler on friday. only near 70. the weekend looks real good with 70 on saturday and sunday, temperature still nice. low to mid-70s. got some good treats for you when 9news now at noon returns. if you've got pain?
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you need the patch. (announcer) icy hot patches. targeted no-mess relief. icy to dull pain. hot to relax it away. pain's no match for the icy hot patch. if you haven't made plans for the weekend, you do want to go to the greek festival that's being held at st. constantine and helen greek orthodox church. it is located at 16th and upster street. it starts at 12:00 noon friday, saturday and sunday. friday and saturday it will be open until 9:30. sunday it closes at 7:30. oh, my goodness, they'll have music and greek dancing, bring the kids, there is going to be face painting. you can take a tour of the church and you can get some fabulous, fabulous food. and i want you to meet essie.
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>> i'm making -- it means cheese in greek and feta is like pie. we're making this with phyllo. we're making it with some butter and olive oil. >> phyllo is so thin. you're working with it so nicely. >> you have to work quickly but this particular recipe, i'm putting parmesan cheese and some feta. it is just layers of cheese and feta and phyllo, butter. >> you just keep layering. >> it doesn't matter if the pieces crumble like this. this is my homemade recipe. it doesn't matter. it can be a little messy. when it bakes, at the end, before it bakes, we're going to cut it and pour it over some milk and eggs then bake it. >> this is my cousin's recipe from greece. she gave me this summer. i wanted something that was quick and easy to do. this is one of the items that we have that we'll be serving at our festival. we have lots of the regular
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[greek items] >> this weekend, we have the drive through gyro. >> you can get what? >> you can get your gyro, french fries, drinks, baklava. drive on by after work. pick it up. i think it is $15. >> 15th and upster street northwest. >> this, of course, is the final product. this is what it looks like when it is baked. >> you bake it after you fill it all the way up to the top. bake it in the oven. >> 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. >> this is the final product. this is what it looks like. this is one of the things as i said we'll be serving. at the festival. >> here's some of our sweets that our ladies make. our ladies make all of the food for our festival. takes a month to prepare. everything is homemade. and we know that everyone will enjoy their food when they come and eat. good? >> this is delightful!
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because i love cheese. it is very, very good. >> it is actually very light. >> thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> come back and visit us at 5:00. i love it! i do. mmm!
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